In the first trailer for The Regime, Kate Winslet takes command and is ready to prove to the world what she’s made of. While the show’s official logline first led us to assume it would be an intense political drama. However, the recently released teaser trailer leans firmly toward satire like the one before it.
The Regime | Official Trailer
Kate Winslet Got World Domination upon Her Mind in the Latest ‘The Regime’ Trailer.
The Regime trailer, released a few hours ago, depicts Kate Winslet as a severe European leader trying to keep her grip on the government with her most trusted soldier, Matthias Schoenaert.
Corporal Zubak, portrayed by Schoenaerts, is just the boot-licking guy Winslet’s Chancellor wants on her payroll as she rises the political ladder.
While she was doing quite well alone, frightening her inner circle, the Corporal’s help and loyalty added a spring to her dictatorial step. Corporal Zubak, a true ride-or-die, instantly ties himself with the Chancellor, backing her every decision, no matter how absurd they may be. The teaser is full of dark comedy.
The RegimeRegime, directed by Stephen Frears & Jessica Hobbs, is a political drama with satirical comedy that follows the ‘rise to power’ fight over one year in the royal residence of a modern European ruler.
The brief trailer also hints at dark comedy in a few places, such as the scene in which Winslet’s husband is forbidden from visiting her without official permission. The dialogue and interaction between Schoenaert & Guillaume Gallienne is satirical.
The Cast and Crew of The Regime.
Winslet rose to international popularity and praise for her performance as Rose in James Cameron’s Best Picture-winning picture Titanic.
Matthias Schoenaerts stars with Winslet. Schoenaerts initially rose to worldwide fame with the Belgian thriller Bullhead, followed by the French romantic drama Rust & Bone, where he co-starred with Marion Cotillard.
Martha Plimpton, Andrea Riseborough, and Hugh Grant co-starred in the project. In 2023, Riseborough received her first Oscar nomination for To Leslie, a drama about a single mother and alcoholic who spends all her lottery winnings.
Plimpton starred in the sitcom Raising Hope, while Grant is best known for his roles in romantic comedies like Four Weddings and a Funeral. Recently, he appeared in Sense and Sensibility with Kate Winslet.
Other cast members include Danny Webb, Louie Mynett, Rory Keenan, David Bamber, Henry Goodman, Stanley Townsend, Karl Markovics, & Pippa Haywood.
The Regime is scheduled to air on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 9 p.m. ET.